Booz Allen Hamilton receives major contract to support NGA's InnoVision program
- By Defense Systems Staff
- Mar 26, 2013
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) awarded Booz Allen Hamilton a $315 million single award contract to support the agency’s InnoVision Directorate. Booz Allen will provide specialized scientific and technical research and development subject matter expertise to all facets of the InnoVision Future Solutions Program (IFSP) through 2017.
IFSP provides support to perform path-breaking scientific research, and transitions innovative concepts and capabilities required to solve complex programs for the intelligence community and the Department of Defense. Additionally, IFSP explores emerging scientific capabilities and opportunities such as high-performance computing (Big Data) and surveillance in high-threat environments.
“With Booz Allen’s scientific and technical expertise in remote sensing, geospatial intelligence applications development, 3D visualization and big data processing , we can help NGA achieve its objectives to advance geospatial science,” said Lee Wilbur, Booz Allen senior vice president in a company statement.
According to an article in NGA’s Pathfinder magazine, “InnoVision’s major research thrusts have always focused on users’ toughest intelligence problems. These include: detecting homemade explosives and illicit narcotics; monitoring weapons of mass destruction; tracking suspect ships at sea; and detecting objects through dense foliage or underground. Research also addresses the community’s need to better anticipate and determine the damage from natural disasters, automate analytical process and workflow, and improve mission planning and coordination. Helping mitigate the problems of data storage, exploitation and fusion are among InnoVision’s top priorities.”
As the prime contractor on this award, Booz Allen will lead a team of partners in this work, including 10 small businesses.